Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Tyke, the smooth dog.

I just got finished transferring my before and after pictures of Tyke from the camera to the computer and all went well, I thought, until I went to look for them and could not find them anywhere. They have disappeared. I have searched high and low, but I don't know what happened to them.

This has never happened to me before. Suffice it to say that I am pretty disgusted and not in the mood to take another picture of Tyke if that's the way the system is going to work today. Somewhere along the line something went wrong and I'll have to figure out what it was. I'm not amused in the least.

Now, you will have to use your imagination. So, picture an extremely curly haired, fluffy, over sized, barrel chested, ragamuffin of a dog in which you hardly recognize the shape of him anymore. Everything is big because of all the hair, including the paws.

Then imagine a smooth, slender, fine boned, short haired, elegant dog, who doesn't look like Tyke, but answers to the name.

I've spent two hours this afternoon doing nothing but looking at him in amazement and trying to come to grips with the fact that this is my dog. We've also spent a lot of time bonding with each other, as that was very necessary after his big adventure at the trim salon. So, I looked at him in amazement and he kept putting his paw on my hand so I wouldn't forget to pet him. That's what we have been doing.

I walked him over to the trim salon this morning and it was quite a distance. It took me 40 minutes to get there, it was a little further away than I had thought. By the time I came home again, I was a wreck. I had pain in my back in three places and had to sit down and not move anymore. I realized that I would not be able to get up in an other hour and make the long walk back.

First I took a paracetamol with codeine for the pain. My back is my big weakness because it's so crooked and things always have a tendency to go wrong with it when I exert myself. Then I called the Exfactor and asked him if he could go and get Tyke back for me. Luckily, he said yes and came right over. I gave him the money and instructions on how to get there (just beyond the church and the sex shop, beside the bakery) and he went on his way.

He was back a lot quicker than I could have been, because he takes bigger steps and is in much better condition and walks twice as fast. He had quite a surprise for me at the end of the leash when he came back. Tyke couldn't get into the apartment fast enough. It was like he was being chased by the devil. He must have thought that I had abandoned him forever. That's why we're doing all this bonding.

You'll have to excuse me. I want to tell you more, but my back is really hurting a lot. I just took another pain pill. I can't sit behind the computer anymore. I'm going to have to shut it off and lie down.

I'll be back tomorrow.



Babaloo said...

Sorry to hear your back is playing up. Hope you're painfree soon. Would LOVE to see before/after pics of Tyke. And I'm sure you'll find them again on the computer, they can't have just disappeared. Not sure what system you're using now but most explorers have a search function and you could search by date added or something? Good luck!
(Try Yoga or some similar exercise to strengthen your back and stomach muscles, works wonders, honest!)

Twain12 said...

oh i hope your back stops hurting soon and i can imagine Tyke looks quite handsome.If nothing else he had a good walk today.
Hope you manage to rest up ♥

jeannette said...

Rest enough, Irene!
have you ever heard of ""? I can recommend it -what they say, works! (esperience of my own - no more back pain!!)

Maggie May said...

Sorry you lost the photos. Tyke sounds like he is a handsome dog after a visit to the beauty parlour.
It must have been a shock for him when you left him.

Sorry about your back. Back pain is the pits as I know form my own experience.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Gail said...

Rest and heal, we shall be here.

Bernie said...

I bet Tyke looks so cute. Unfortunate you can't find the pictures.
I am sorry about your back, boy have I been there.....nothing worse than back well Nora, take it easy.....:-) Hugs

Frances said...

oh dear - sorry to hear about that. Hope it improves soon.